Tag Archives: cocktails

Mouth-Watering

There’s something elemental about eating oysters by the sea, as if you plucked your dinner from the brine. …

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Food Scenery

Lobster Mac at John Davenport's

While it cuts an imposing 19-floor figure on Temple Street, the Omni New Haven Hotel is often overlooked by those who hang their hats in the city. It’s a place for travelers, not locals, we think. But John Davenport’s, the …

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Warm and Fuzzy

Hot Spiced Wine at Cave à Vin, New Haven, CT

It isn’t officially winter yet, but it should still feel more like winter than it does. Even Saturday’s snowfall was followed by a melty, muggy day.

Fortunately, local watering holes have proceeded on schedule…

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With a Twist

House of Naan

Harry Singh, the co-owner of House of Naan, says his new restaurant is an attempt to modernize Indian cuisine. …

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Spring Mix

Springtime—when what came in like a lion and went out like a lamb gives way to showers and flowers. When the sun shines longer and the wind blows warmer and color returns. And most importantly: when skinkers across the Elm …

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Rum-Raisin’

Lechon Asado and Ron Zacapa rum at Zafra Rum Bar, New Haven

As a boy, Abel Zekiel Ramirez would watch and wait.

He’d watch the big cruise ships come into port at Key West, Florida, then wait for their passengers to make wishes, tossing coins into the clear…

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Mix and Match

Key lime rum martini at Zafra

Nurtured by the growing production of regional small-batch handmade spirits, the availability of local fruits, vegetables and other botanicals of all kinds and the imaginations of resourceful bartenders, the New Haven area’s craft…

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Wintry Mixed

The "Lauren's Driving Home" at 116 Crown

Blustery winds, truncated hours of daylight and snow in the forecast make this the perfect season for homebound pleasures: curling up under a blanket with a good book or resurrecting unfinished domestic projects.

But don’t get too comfortable. When it …

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Holy Oaxacamole

Oaxaca interior

Is guacamole-making an art? And if it’s created tableside in a molcajete, does it qualify as performance art? At Oaxaca Kitchen, the answer is yes to both, and it isn’t the only art to be found. Deep flavor, soulful textures, …

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Will Power

Will Talamelli, chef of 116 Crown

When 116 Crown opened its doors in 2008, it inspired shock and awe among even the most jaded sophisticates. Writers described its retro-modern interior as “James Bond’s rumpus room” and “space-age meets the stone age;” the New York Times raved …

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